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News Comments > AO Hatred Steam Listing Offers Specs
2. Re: AO Hatred Steam Listing Offers Specs Feb 13, 2015, 10:39 Beamer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:29:
The Intel and AMD processor requirements seem to be getting more and more strange in their disparity.

Comparable pricing, AMD just never went as low power.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Feb 13, 2015, 10:22 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 03:51:
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 23:22:
Leigh is laughing at you. And her "hissy fit" was over shit head gamers obsessing over a woman's sex life with five guys.

Fuck anyone who said "burgers and fries." Games are better without assholes like that.

Actually, she hasn't realized that she's sleeping in the bed she created. Much like Kotaku and Polygon didn't until they both got dragged in and smeared by their own narrative. Then again, that's the "privileged" person who goes on globe-trotting trips to insult and be racist in other peoples countries.

Oh it wasn't the sex life people cared about, you should know that by now Beamer. It's the favors, collusion, and pro-quid-pro coverage. You know, like just what happened with IGN and Ubisoft(you can thank gamergate for bringing that one to light too). See, what you continue to fail to grasp is that instance was the trigger that had been boiling for nearly 20 years and people simply had enough. I can dig up dozens of articles from 2000-2010 calling out the same shit.

And don't worry if the joke flies over your head, but I'm sure if the sexes were reversed you'd be laughing.

Do you not understand Leigh isn't complaining about the way"gamers" were shown on svu?

And if burgers and fries was about ethics, why was it burgers and fries when only one guy was a journalist and he barely mentioned her insignificant free game?

No, they went after the sex with five guys, not the journalism part.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 23:22 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 22:33:
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 17:23:
I can find plenty of similar critiques about movies, tv, and music. And they don't receive this kind of tantrum in response. And the people throwing those tantrums get demonized, not every "hardcore gamer."

Forgetting something? They created that narrative and the media jumped all over it, causing them to throw their hissy fits. And that of course is just one more of many.

Leigh is laughing at you. And her "hissy fit" was over shit head gamers obsessing over a woman's sex life with five guys.

Fuck anyone who said "burgers and fries." Games are better without assholes like that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
53. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 17:30 Beamer
 
Red wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 16:59:
one my homework. But my conclusions are not the same in every case. Plus, I am probably personally biased towards a more primal version of evolution. The weakest in the herd are holding it back.

The best part is how rarely the people that say things like this realize that, to many, they're part of the weakness of the herd...
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 17:23 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 14:29:
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 11:27:
I've read this four times and I'm still not certain it's English.
It's english. Something you might have missed though was the "law and order" episode where they placed blame on redchanit and the darknet. And of course one can't forget the wailing and whining by sites like polygon, kotaku, and various flappy headed sjw's about how it completely misrepresents gaming and gamers in general. Though they were the ones who created that narrative. They've suddenly come to the realization that the media outside of their cliques really isn't on their side, and are going apeshit trying to run damage control.

Some reading material And some more reading material. That salt.

Kotaku laments that it demonizes hardcore gamers. Kotaku does not demonize hardcore gamers. It demonizes hardcore gamers that respond to a normal critique that every other form of media receives by sending death threats, bomb threats, kickstarting documentaries that "prove" the critic is a "professional victim," lying about what the critic says, and throwing a tantrum.

I can find plenty of similar critiques about movies, tv, and music. And they don't receive this kind of tantrum in response. And the people throwing those tantrums get demonized, not every "hardcore gamer."
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 12, 2015, 14:26 Beamer
 
The economy is doing well for white collar workers. If you have great experience and a degree or three it's a massive boom.

For the remaining 80% or more of the country, the rebound hasn't really happened.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 14:25 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 14:22:
Prez wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 10:31:
I am all for vaccinations myself but I just don't get the hysteria over measles.

The drug corporations and politicians need their cash, hence the push for eventual forced vaccinations. Every time one of these types of initiatives starts, the answer is always - who benefits?

Lots of people had measles when I grew up, and they weren't dying left and right. The sheep follow the flock.

Who benefits? Society. Of course the board libertarian doesn't care about society instead of himself.

Sheep?
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 12:20 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 12:06:
From everything I have heard the episode was a load of rubbish, surprise surprise, but was it critical of gamers or of GamerGate? Those tweets seem to think the former but it looks like the later to me.

Edit: I didn't notice that those are all from one person. His whole feed is some sort of mental breakdown but he seems to believe that this show is what anti-GGers actually believe. Presumably he also thinks they believe NCIS.


When you interact with people that care about GG, you learn that they really do think that's what people believe.

Even here, in the etc, etc thread last week, it was full of people repeating arguments no one has ever made (and usually attributing them to Anita Sarkeesian.)
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 11:27 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 11:10:
Well guys, I already got me redchan.it(8ch redirect) address. Want your own? Possibly nsfw: Hit it up here. It's damn funny how the sjw's, and other sites are now panicking over the law & order episode. I think they may, may, have just realized that the media isn't going to jump on the bandwagon with them and is going to hurt their sweet victimbux.

Elofakingel.

I've read this four times and I'm still not certain it's English.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 11, 2015, 15:33 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 13:21:
PHJF wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 13:19:
Verno wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 09:34:
It looks pretty boring to be honest. A cover shooter loaded with QTEs and scripted sequences. Meh.

Well that is what Uncharted is, but at least that had fun characters and exotic locations.

Lol, okay trollbait.

He's accurate.

Source: Someone that bought a PS3 solely for the Uncharted series and regrets nothing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 13:19 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 10:45:
Bit too hot here. Hitting the low 80's, even at the beach, due to the Santa Ana winds Should subside by Friday for the 3 day weekend. Thumbsup

I basically need to decide this week if I'm moving to LA or NYC.

Seattle has been really nice, it's been in the 50s most days this winter and I don't need a car like I will in LA, and NYC has been gross, but I'm thinking that's where I'll end up.

The desire to not need a car is strong.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises
22. Re: Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises Feb 11, 2015, 02:42 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 02:29:
Beamer wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 23:41:
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 23:01:
You guys really need to shut up and learn some law because you clearly have no idea what you're talking about and what constitutes a contract and what constitutes fraud. Stick to what you know, which isn't this.


This is the first time I've ever seen Cutter say something isn't fraud. He's so loose with the term I think he claims people that exaggerate the size of the fish they almost caught should be sued for fraud.

No he's saying it is fraud. Read the previous post.

Oooooooh.

Yeah, that guy thinks life is fraud.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises
15. Re: Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises Feb 10, 2015, 23:41 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 23:01:
You guys really need to shut up and learn some law because you clearly have no idea what you're talking about and what constitutes a contract and what constitutes fraud. Stick to what you know, which isn't this.


This is the first time I've ever seen Cutter say something isn't fraud. He's so loose with the term I think he claims people that exaggerate the size of the fish they almost caught should be sued for fraud.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Game Reviews Feb 10, 2015, 20:16 Beamer
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 3, 2005, 17:02:
THe magazines are bullshit, obviously getting kickbacks from the industry.

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I don't think that's entirely right. I mean, yeah, the one getting that exclusive first review might be afraid to knock the game, in case they miss that chance again (see: Doom 3. See: Unreal 2.)

But there's something more going on. I mean, Doom 3 got almost universally great reviews, but I don't actually know people that like it. Every board I post on, videogame or other, got bored with it. One of my roommates got pretty much as far as I did (3-5 hours) before he uninstalled it, and he's hardly a gamer.
It wasn't just magazines, it was tiny websites, too

Same with BF2. Sure, lots of people love the game, but it was getting great reviews while it was in the middle of releasing and pulling back patches, with nary a review commenting on any bugginess.
Again, magazines and websites alike.



It just seems that the gaming media is afraid to give a mega-A game a poor review. I don't know if they get caught up in hype and rush a review out before really giving it a chance, or if they're afraid the game will sell millions regardless and they're opinion will seem moot, but big games have not gotten poor reviews recently, regardless of how good they actually are.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Feb 10, 2015, 20:08 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 19:53:
Creston wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 15:18:
Brym wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 13:09:
Eurogamer is "dropping review scores" only in the sense that they are no longer assigning numbers.

Except on Google, where their reviews still get 1 to 5 stars.

I thought this was funny: How should we score an excellent game with severe networking issues? A flawlessly polished game with a hackneyed design? A brilliantly tuned multiplayer experience with dreadful storytelling?

Well, the same way the games media always does it: Based off the size of the publisher's check.

How many big budget games do you think get paid-for positive reviews on major gaming sites like Eurogamer, IGN or Gamespot? The implication from you and from others is that this is virtually ubiquitous, is this what you believe?

I'd wager the big sites never explicitly get paid for good coverage.
Ever.

Those sites actually have legal departments, as do the publishers that wouldn't be involved in that.

There are other ways to pressure, but that pressure is avoidable. I think the PCG Doom 3 review was the absolute worst example of this. I'd speculate, and speculated here many times, that PCG was given an option to have an exclusive so long as it was X pages and above a Y%. PCG likely thought this was a safe deal as the game looked solid prior to release, it was a new id game which should have made it great, and that would sell issues regardless.
But, hell, Doom 3 has an 87 on Metacritic, so it wasn't even that far above the consensus. But I'd give the game more a 65, personally.

In general, though, I don't think even things that explicit happen often.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
103. Re: etc., etc. Feb 10, 2015, 20:03 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 19:54:
beremot wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 18:37:
Beamer wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 17:52:
Do games really get disproportionately criticized? Movies, TV and music have these discussions daily. Games really only has one prominent critic, and she only gets attention because, unlike movies, tv and music, people fight against her so hard.

No, they do not. If anything, they've gotten comparatively little scrutiny until very recently, because they've been treated as if they weren't actually an adult art form, just something for kids, nothing more.


Movies and TV even have their own way of measuring the treatment of women in the media: the Bechdel Test. It was postulated 30 years ago, and is still used in discussions of movies today (flawed though it might be). On the movie sites and podcasts I listen too, it comes up many times a year.

Certainly sexism and the treatment of women in movies and TV are ongoing topics. Look at how GoT and other HBO shows have been criticized for sexposition and gratuitous nudity. Michael Bay is routinely criticized for his portrayals of women in his movies.

I feel like we're at the point with both violence and sexism in gaming where we were with violence and sexism in TV a couple of decades ago. Back then, TV was blamed for everything from teen pregnancy to the crime rate to the crack epidemic, and on and on. Today it's still discussed, but not nearly with the same hysteria. Gaming is slowly improving and will reach an equilibrium where there will still be your GTAs but overall the treatment of women will be mostly fair and balanced. In a couple of decades we'll look back at this hysteria like we do at the hysteria surrounding TV 20 years ago.

The hysteria isn't there because people listen and don't just outright flee from conversation. And people are willing to accept that TV not only reflects society but reinforces society.

The Bechdel Test is another thing routinely misunderstood. It isn't about saying if a movie is sexist or not, it's solely about patterns of female representation in film. A movie can fail the Bechdel Test and be a great movie for women (see: Gravity) or it can succeed and be a terrible movie for women (see: The Bikini Carwash Company. Or don't. 14 year old me rented it on VHS. If you're 14, see it.)

People often think it's about particular movies, but that just isn't what it's meant to do. Just like they think Tropes Against Women is about condemning individual games but that isn't its point, either.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Evolve
16. Re: Ship Ahoy - Evolve Feb 10, 2015, 14:24 Beamer
 
There was a commercial for this during Archer last week and it was hands-down the worst TV spot I've seen for a game. It hardly revealed that it was a game at all.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 10, 2015, 13:00 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 11:45:
Merkel has mastered the art governing a nation without actually governing it. And for some absurd fucked up reason people love that here.

Because of the economy. People love leaders that their country flourishes under, regardless of the amount of impact that leader has.

I am not judging Merkel here as I do not know how much impact she's had on the economy. I recall articles saying quite a bit, but did not read them so I can't judge how accurate I feel they are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 10, 2015, 12:41 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 10:39:
With the PS4 something like 8 million ahead in sales and growing its kind of no brainer for Titanfall 2 to be on the PS4.

Many of those 8 million sales are in regions that will ignore Titanfall regardless. Still makes absolute sense to get it on more platforms.

Also, it isn't 8 million. The PS4 was at 13.5 million in October. The Xbone was at 10 million in November. The Xbone outsold the PS4 in November and I've heard rumors that it was about 4:5 in favor of the PS4 in November.

I'd guess it's about 4-5 million difference.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 9, 2015, 20:34 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 20:27:
Beamer wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 19:10:
Because that never happens with cab drivers.

While there are issues with Uber, such as the lesser background check and the whole "who is liable" issue that really bugs me, I wouldn't say that the background checks cab drivers go through are really significantly better at stopping creeps.

Cab drivers have more background checks than Uber drivers. So it does make a significant difference.

Yes, I mentioned the background checks, but that requires someone to be a prior offender.
 
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